Kaleidoscope Online | Anxious Day: Maryza Sage

Nail biting…all gone

To a fine layer

They are chewed

No longer pretty

Just gnawed


Stress, aggravation

More things to do

Worry, anxiety

Waiting for the other

Shoe to Drop


Praying, Silently

Louder Now

In Solid Voice

I request

And Beg

For a Better Day

Maryza Sage is a school teacher with a passion for the creative arts including writing, photography, art and digital design.  She is also a former social worker.  She has lived in several regions in Canada and has travelled extensively.  She has returned to Winnipeg and calls it home.  She has been married for over 25 years and has one grown son.

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Kaleidoscope is an annually published journal featuring the creative writing of persons with lived experience of mental illness from across Manitoba.

Selected works are published in a digital, online anthology at www.artbeatstudio.ca/kaleidoscope-online.

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